We need to hear well before the voice is silenced by the disease
By Mike Good for Next Avenue
(Editor’s Note: This is the eighth in a series examining and interpreting a commonly used “bill of rights” for dementia patients.)
People with Alzheimer’s or other dementia are an invaluable part of our society. Millions of them are brilliant,
What your doctor may not know, but you should
By Leslie Kernisan, MD for Next Avenue
Want to stay mentally sharp for as long as possible?
I certainly do, and I’m guessing you do, too: an AARP survey found that 87 percent of respondents reported being very concerned about this issue.
And in April, a highly influential nonprofit released
Mind’s Eye Poetry workshops prove creativity persists despite cognitive decline
By Molly Middleton Meyer for Next Avenue
When I’m asked the proverbial question, “What do you do for a living?” my response is always met with an awkward silence and then the inevitable, “Oh.” Writing poetry with people who are living with dementia is an unusual occupation.
The Arkansas City Presbyterian Manor team is going all out to double the amount of money it raises at this year’s Alzheimer’s Walk. Between bierocks, T-shirts, wine tastings and lip sync competitions, marketing director and team captain Tara Clawson